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Start Your Own Business workshop in Springfield Budding entrepreneurs have a chance to find out how to make their dreams come true at a Start Your Own Business workshop, to be held at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. office, 14 Clinton St. in Springfield. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Can the spam: Avoid problems of digital scams

Can the spam: Avoid problems of digital scams

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Beware of spam! While some may be concerned about the iconic American meat that arrives in a rectangular 12-ounce tin (and is popular in certain island states and American territories), more should be wary of its namesake – the spam that arrives digitally as email, […]

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within 15 minutes if they do not pay immediately. In a new wave of calls, customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake toll-free number to call, which is answered by a […]

People on the move

People on the move

Realtor McEnaney expands volunteerism at Pan-Mass Challenge On the weekend of Aug. 4 through 6, Betty McEnaney of Chester, a Realtor with the Bean Group, will once again volunteer for the Pan-Mass Challenge, hoisting the luggage of cyclists from one stop to another as part of its Luggage Crew. More than 6,200 cyclists from more […]

College loans a tough lesson for students to learn

College loans a tough lesson for students to learn

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC College students have steep learning curves. In high school, they were tasked with doing well academically, participating in extracurricular activities, complying with the rules of their parents’ homes and, possibly, having a job. At college, they must decide what to study, how many credits to […]

South Derry's Pantry sold, to re-open as the Corner

South Derry’s Pantry sold, to re-open as the Corner

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three-story building on the corner of Main Street and Middletown Road in South Londonderry may soon host a small cafe and convenience store, to be called the Corner, given government approvals. Jason O’Connor, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and his mother Terri O’Connor purchased […]

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Table 19 sold to Proctorsville pair Table 19 on Route 103 in Proctorsville will soon become Neal’s Restaurant and Bar. The new owners, Proctorsville residents Neal Baron and Elizabeth Leninski, posted the following on Facebook: “To the followers and fans of Table 19: We would like to congratulate Kathryn and Joe Evans on the sale […]

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Amanda Merk, director of the Wilder Memorial Library in Weston, will be leaving that post on June 24 to become executive director of the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. The Board of Directors of the Wilder Library said that in the two years that Merk has been with the library, “she has done a […]

Health savings account can fatten to your retirement fund

Health savings account can fatten to your retirement fund

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Wouldn’t it be something if you could plump up your retirement savings as easily as you can put on a few pounds eating fast food? Here’s one way to do it: Open a health savings account — an HSA. It offers a triple tax advantage […]

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Springfield Medical Care Systems announces that Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, is the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service.  Tavares was honored at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association New England regional awards dinner, held at Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee. This honor recognizes Tavares’ ongoing contributions as the Vermont representative […]

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Small Business Center hosts workshop on starting your own business The Vermont Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. in Springfield on Thursday, June 1. Debra Boudrieau, the business advisor at the Vermont Tech Center, will speak. The workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts, and resources […]

Ludlow Rotary offers business memberships; Moody's upgrades VSAC bond ratings

Ludlow Rotary offers business memberships;
Moody’s upgrades VSAC bond ratings

Ludlow Rotary kicks off business membership with Big Eyes Bakery The Ludlow Rotary Club initiated its new business membership policy at its recent luncheon meeting at DJs Restaurant by welcoming the Big Eyes Bakery of Ludlow into the club. This new membership procedure permits area businesses to become members of the Ludlow Rotary and Rotary […]

Nine area businesses recognized for alcohol sales compliance

Nine area businesses recognized for alcohol sales compliance

©2017 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Retailers throughout Windsor County were recently recognized for passing alcohol compliance checks that help keep alcohol away from minors. Amy McMullen of Windsor Area Community Partnership and Courtney Hillhouse of Windsor County Prevention Partners presented Retailer Recognition certificates to the following retailers: Ascutney Market of Ascutney Cheese Board of Windsor […]

Plan for your aging self; safeguard against elder abuse

Plan for your aging self; safeguard against elder abuse

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older. The good news is longevity has been improving, with people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages. The bad news is cultural perceptions of “old” […]

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Country Creemee changes name and owners PERKINSVILLE Country Creemee, which has dispensed ice cream and burgers for many years at Downers Four Corners at Routes 106 and 131, is now in the hands of new owners, who have renamed it Villagers Restaurant. “Everything we’re doing comes back to the name  Villagers, ” said new owner […]

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Country Girl Diner in Chester may have changed hands, but the new owners are assuring their customers that further changes will be incremental and, then, only for the better. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, who have been managing and cooking at the diner […]

20 entrepreneurs to participate in Emerging Leaders program;  Vt. Chamber honors four with hospitality awards

20 entrepreneurs to participate in Emerging Leaders program;
Vt. Chamber honors four with hospitality awards

Twenty entrepreneurs throughout the state have been selected to participate in a free business course starting April 21 at Vermont Technical College in Williston. Emerging Leaders is a Small Business Administration training program specifically tailored for entrepreneurs looking to grow their small businesses. The program includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time, connects small business […]

Stratton Mountain resort parent sold in $1.5 billion deal

Stratton Mountain resort parent sold in $1.5 billion deal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Denver based Intrawest Resort Holdings, the parent company of Stratton Mountain, announced today that it is being sold to Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Partners in a $1.5 billion deal. According to the press release, Aspen Skiing Co. owns and operates four mountains in Aspen, Colo., – […]

Two promoted at Springfield Regional Development Corp.

Two promoted at Springfield Regional Development Corp.

Two  employees of Springfield Regional Development Corp. have been promoted to new positions. Executive Director Bob Flint has announced that Heather Hartford now serves as SRDC’s assistant director and Paul Kowalski has been named the senior project manager. Hartford is a native of Springfield and has been with SRDC since 2014, during which time she […]

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Chester home furnishings firm announces spring collection Atelier Annex of Chester announced its 2017 Spring Curated Collection. Items in the collection include silk pillows and lambswool throws in warm neutrals to adorn furniture, fine art photography prints and watercolor-based greeting cards to ponder, ceramic platters, a live edge cheeseboard and table linens to enhance a […]